SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
12TH ANNUAL BEN-AFRICA CONFERENCE1
31 October – 2 November 2011
Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel
This is a second call to present a paper or poster on any topic related to the conference
theme and subthemes listed below. We invite business practitioners, managers from the
public sector, academics and post-graduate students to participate. Colleagues from the
international community and African countries are particularly encouraged to submit
You are also invited to participate in a pre-conference workshop on Publishing scholarly articles
on Sunday, 30 October 2011. Details are presented further down in this document.
THE CONFERENCE THEME IS AS FOLLOWS:
Africa’s contribution to business ethics: Changing paradigms, shaping debate
Within the framework of this broad theme, a number of subthemes have been identified.
Africa’s contribution to the quality of business ethics throughout the world.
Building ethical organisational cultures in public and private enterprises on the African
Ethics and governance in a developing market context.
Ethical and sustainability reporting in emerging markets.
Ethics and governance within the context of mitigating or adapting to climate change.
Climate change as a justice issue on the African continent – what are the implications for
The ethics and business of water management in Africa
Legal, philosophical or business perspectives on business ethics.
Teaching of business ethics in African tertiary educational institutions.
Ethics and governance in SMEs on the African continent.
The fight against corruption in Africa.
Other (e.g. book reviews)
GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Only electronic submissions in the correct format will be accepted. These should be sent to
Submissions should include a separate title page which clearly indicates the following:
Title of the paper
Title(s), name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
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annual conference of BEN-Africa.
Complete postal address(es)
Telephone number(s), fax number(s) and e-mail address(es)
Theme / subtheme of paper
Up to four key words describing the paper to be presented
The next page should NOT include the name(s) of the author(s) as abstracts will be double-
blind peer reviewed. It should however include:
Title of the paper
An introduction providing a brief background to the nature of the problem or case study
A clear formulation of the main problem(s) or issue(s) to be investigated or scrutinised
Research design and methodology
Conclusions and managerial implications/recommendations
List of sources
Abstracts should not be longer than 1 000 words
MS Word documents only
Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 12; Spacing: 1.5 line spaces; Margins: 2.5 cm all
Referencing technique: Harvard method
FORMAT OF PRESENTATIONS
• The length of a presentation will be 20 minutes with an added 10 minutes for questions
• A maximum of two papers may be presented by one individual.
• The official language of the conference is English.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF POSTERS
If you are interested in submitting a poster presentation, please contact the organisers for
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
1 August 2011
Deadline for the first call for the submission of abstracts.
1 September 2011
Notification of acceptance of the abstracts received on the first call for papers will be given to
authors via e-mail.
Registration opens. Registration forms with our banking details will be placed on the BEN-
Africa website for those members who wish to pay in advance.
21 September 2011
Deadline for the second call for the submission of abstracts. This is the final deadline, and no
abstracts will be considered after this date.
30 September 2011
Notification of acceptance of further abstracts received on the second call for papers will be
given to authors via e-mail.
14 October 2011
Final submission of full papers.
Final day to qualify for early bird registration discount.
14 October 2011
Deadline for sending registration forms to the organising committee.
30 October 2011
Registration commences at the conference venue from 16:00 – 19:00.
31 October 2011
Registration opens at 8:00. Conference starts at 9:00.
Options of fees payable:
Early bird fee for BEN-Africa members and presenters
(Payment made before or on 30 September 2011)
Early bird fee for non-members (Payment made before or on 30
Normal fee for BEN-Africa members (Payment made after 30
Normal fee for non-members (Payment made 30 September
Full time student fee (With a valid student card) US$35
Day visitors US$30
The conference fee INCLUDES the following per delegate per day:
The registration fee covers the conference material, a welcome cocktail on Monday evening,
31 October 2011, a gala dinner on Tuesday, 1 November 2011, lunches and teas during the
conference, including lunch on the last day of the conference, 2 November 2011.
The conference fee EXCLUDES the following:
Transport from the airport, accommodation and tours.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s BEN-Africa Conference will be held at the
Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel. This resort is situated on the South West Coast, away from the
hustle and bustle of the island. It is just 10 minutes away from Stone Town and
approximately 5-10 minutes away from the airport. Set in a beautifully landscaped garden
and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Resort is perfectly located for the best that the
Legendary Spice Island has to offer.
Accommodation can be secured at the Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel with the reservation
manager Ms Meali Khamis. Please contact her directly. The onus, however, rests on you to
make your own booking for accommodation, as soon as possible. Accommodation is in high
demand at the Zanzibar Beach Resort Hotel, and if you postpone till later, rooms may not be
available. Please note that accommodation is for your own account; it is not included in the
Special accommodation rates available till the 10th of October 2011!
Participants and delegates of the BEN-Africa Conference receive special rates for rooms, and
this offer is only valid until the 10th of October 2011. So please ensure accommodation before
this date to receive this special offer. Please also note that the rooms that have been
reserved for our conference, and have not been booked, will be made available to other
guests after the 10th of October 2011.
The accommodation charges are as follow:
Standard Rates Special Rates for Conference
Participants and Delegates
(only valid till the 10th of October 2011)
Room Type Single Occupancy Single Occupancy
Sea View Room US$178 US$120
Superior Standard Room US$145 US$110
Standard Room US$132 US$100
Garden Room US$119 US$95
A limited number of twin beds are also available should you be interested. To book this please
contact Meali Khamis directly.
When booking for accommodation please keep in mind that there will be a cocktail reception
on the Monday evening (31 October 2011) and a gala diner the Tuesday evening (1
November 2011). These costs are included in your registration fee. Please also note that the
conference will officially end at lunch time on Wednesday the 2nd of November (i.e. ± 14:00).
Contact details for Zanzibar Beach Resort:
Contact person: Meali Khamis (Reservation Manager)
Telephone number: +255 24 223 6033 or
+255 24 223 6044 or
+255 24 223 0208
Fax number: +255 24 223 0556 or
+255 24 223 3957
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Zanzibar Beach Resort is approximately 10 minutes by taxi ride away from the airport in the
direction of Stone Town. If you inform the Zanzibar Beach Resort know of your arrival date,
time and flight number they will be able to arrange transport for you from the airport to their
resort at the cost of 15,000.00 Tanzania Shillings (TSH). Please arrange with them directly
when making your accommodation booking. Should you wish to take a taxi instead it will
also be ±15,000.00 TSH. Please note that the transport is for your own account; it is not
included in the Conference Fee.
Tours and Excursions:
There are so many things to do in Zanzibar that we won’t have any conference tour packages
available. However, Zanzibar Beach Resort has a Travel Desk that can organise pre and post
tours and excursions to different places. Here are some of the excursions that can be done in
Stone Town: This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to
stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr.
Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the
essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately
carved and studded doors, two chathedrals and countless mosques! A trip to the site of
Sultan Barghash’s harem at Marahubi should also be included and rounds off an insight
into Zanzibar’s huge history and vibrant culture. Stone Town has some excellent gift
shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicraft to choose from.
Spice Plantations: The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves,
nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman
and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just
outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with
fresh spices. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices, and their uses in
cooking and cosmetics. Visitors will be fascinated by the sheer number of spices produced
and their incredible value for many ailments. This is also the cheapest place to purchase
spices and spice oils.
Jozani Forest: The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve is located in the central east region of
Zanzibar island and is home to the rare Red Columbus Monkey, which is endemic to
Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely. They can also be seen at
very close quarters just outside the reserve’s perimeter and are incredibly photogenic.
Jozani is home to other species including Syke’s monkey’s, small bucks and bush pigs.
Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative.
Kizimkazi Mosque & Dolphin Tour: Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi
fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins which can often be
sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to
swim quite close to the dolphins which can be a very rewarding experience. Kizimkazi is
also the site of a 12 th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is
thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.
Prison Island: Once the site of a goal for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the
old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a
lovely white beach for sun-bathing. It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported
from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with
refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can
enjoy freshly caught fish.
Please note that the tours and excursions are for your own account; it is not included in the
Conference Fee. For more details and bookings please contact the reservation manager,
For any further enquiries, please contact:
Prof. Johan Hattingh Dr. Suzette Viviers
BEN-Africa President BEN-Africa Secretariat
Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University
Telephone: +27 21 808 2418 Telephone: +27 21 808 2223
Fax: +27 21 808 3556 Fax: +27 21 808 2226
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
TRAVEL AND VISA ARRANGEMENTS
Please check with your local medical practitioner or an official travelling doctor in your
country about the health precautions you need to take for travelling to and from Tanzania.
The Department of Health of some countries, for example, require formal records of certain
vaccinations that need to be completed before leaving the home country.
Please also note that malaria is endemic to Tanzania, Zanzibar included. Your local medical
practitioner or travelling doctor should be consulted prior to departure about precautions you
should take in this regard.
Please also check the visa requirements for Tanzania before departure. Visas can be obtained
beforehand prior to departure in some countries. Visas can also be obtained on payment of
US$50.00 cash on arrival at the airport (Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar), and the completion of
two forms that are available on arrival. The procedure to issue these visas are fairly quick,
but at busy times in the airport you should budget for an hour to one and a half hours from
arrival to getting your visa. On your form, also fill out that you require a one entry visa, and
that the purpose of your visit is a conference. For this kind of visa, only US$50.00 is required
At Dar es Salaam airport your visa application forms, passport and cash are collected by an
official and then handed to clerks that process the application. During this time, you do not
have to queue in a line at a service desk. Your name will be called out when your visa is
ready for collection. During this time, everyone waits in the arrival hall for visas. After that
you can proceed to the hall for luggage collection.
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2011
Theme of workshop: Publishing scholarly articles
Facilitator: Prof Leon van Vuuren (University of Johannesburg; Editor of the African Journal of
Business Ethics). A panel of experts will also be on hand to provide inputs on the publishing
Duration: 4 hours (from 13:00 to 17:00)
Target audience: The workshop is aimed at
providing guidelines for novice authors; and
to serve as a refresher course for seasoned authors.
Format: The workshop will be conducted in an interactive, hands-on manner.
Main themes to be addressed at the workshop:
Where to start
Different types of articles
Reporting on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodology research
Interacting with journals
Please contact the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 30 September
2011 if you are interested in attending this pre-conference workshop.
Corporate members of BEN-Africa include:
www.ethicsa.org www.bcx.co.za www.usb-ed.com www.greatercapital.co.za